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Do you need to post at a certain time?

For as long as social media has existed people have been searching for ways to reach the widest audience possible. This gave birth to plenty of social media tactics for a larger influence: doing various trends and challenges, using certain hashtags in captions, and even strategically planning what time of day to post.

All of these things have yielded results at one point or another, but because the algorithm is constantly changing, there is no guaranteed trick to increasing your following. So, in the past the algorithm has been highly favorable to accounts that post consistently at the same time. Now, it’s more specialized for your business and who you’re looking to target.

It’s best to check your business account’s Instagram or Facebook analytics to see when your posts get the most engagement. Remember, though, that there is no surefire way to get the maximum amount of impressions. Social media accounts are forever at the mercy of the algorithm, especially smaller accounts and businesses.

If you notice in your analytics that a certain time of day is significantly better than others, it’s perfectly fine to post at a certain time! Just know that the algorithm’s favor may shift to a different time eventually.

If you need help navigating all the ins and outs of social media, let an agency handle your posts! Contact Marketing Main Street to develop a social media strategy.

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